Formed in 2010, Higher Ground was born of a unique relationship between four long-time Atlanta faith leaders, the Rev. Joanna Adams, Imam Plemon El-Amin, the Rev. Joseph Roberts and Rabbi Alvin Sugarman. Faith based but not faith biased, through a weekly blog, quarterly events and select media appearances, for five years Higher Ground's leaders spoke with a distinctive, collective voice, helping to raise awareness and to inspire action on key issues to effect positive community change. Enjoy searching and reading this inspired collection of blogs.
Rev. Joanna Adams
Imam Plemon El-Amin
Rev. Joseph Roberts
Rabbi Alvin Sugarman
May I add my 'thank you' to Alicia Philipp and The Community Foundation for the enriching five year excursion of thoughtful exchange, interaction, and friendship with Joanna, Alvin, and Joe. Higher GrRead More
“Be not afraid,” the angels admonished the shepherds who were tending their flocks in the fields the night Jesus was born. Easy for angels to say. Mere mortals have a hard time tamping dowRead More
O yes, ‘tis the season for my Christian friends. As somewhat of an outsider looking in on the joys experienced by Christians at this time of the year — I say “somewhat” becRead More
For the past few weeks, our dear Rev. Joe has been recovering from illness. During this time, we’ve asked that he do not submit a blog post and instead focus on his health until he’s madeRead More
Thanksgiving came in the nick of time this year. After an especially acrimonious political season, it was time for some comfort food. Please pass the cornbread dressing and giblet gravy, and let theRead More
I really don’t wish to appear greedy. Be that as it may, I wish for myself and you that every day would be Thanksgiving Day. Before I say anything else, however, I must offer a disclaimer. IRead More
Now that we’re a little more than a week after mid-term elections, where do we go from here? Let’s take a moment to look back at the tenor of the various campaigns both here in our ownRead More
Last week, I returned from an 11-day journey through Turkey with 29 other Muslims, Christians, Jews, and a Buddhist. Many of our friends and relatives worried about our safety while traveling in thatRead More
It is true no words can capture what it means to a parent when they lose a child. Words of comfort can only attempt to convey the love and sorrow that others feel for the grieving parents and family.Read More
Christians, Jews and Muslims: Let’s Talk. Atlanta’s Higher Ground Group Travels to Newnan, Ga., to Discuss Opening the Dialogue Amongst All Peoples of Faith ATLANTA — Oct. 14, 2014Read More
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